armscye

noun
arm·​scye | \ ˈärmˌsī, -ˌzī \
variants: or less commonly armseye \ -​ˌzī \
plural -s

Definition of armscye

: armhole specifically, in tailoring and dressmaking : the shape or outline of the armhole

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History and Etymology for armscye

armscye from arm entry 1 + English dialect scye, sey armhole; armseye probably by folk etymology from armscye

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“Armscye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armscye. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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